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Serena Williams Debuts S By Serena Autumn/Winter 2019 Collection At NYFW With KLARNA STYLE360

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NEW YORK, NY  (September, 10, 2019) – Today Serena Williams, mother, athlete, designer and entrepreneur, debuted her S by Serena Autumn/Winter 2019 collection during NYFW at Klarna STYLE360. Inspired by Williams’ love for fashion and vision to build a global community of dynamic women, the collection features accessible, versatile pieces that amplify our inherent greatness and champions all women to unapologetically #BeSeenBeHeard through their creativity and individuality.

The runway show featured the entire Autumn/Winter2019 collection in a “see now, buy now” format. For a limited 48 hours following the runway show, the entire collection is available for purchase on www.serenawilliams.com. After this limited drop, the collection will return to the site in the Fall.

Drawing inspiration from the era of 1990’s street fashion mixed with sleek modern times, the collection is a celebration of Williams’ hustle, strength, and rise to the top. The collection includes dresses, tops, bottoms,  outerwear, and jumpsuits in various animal prints, neons, jewel tones and special occasion sequins. Pieces range from $59 – $229 USD. Select dresses, coats,  jumpsuits, leggings and pants will be available in extended GREAT sizing (1x-3x).

 

“This collection is a celebration for those who break limits, boundaries and tradition,” said Williams. “This is designed for people who turn fear into courage and doubt into confidence — from indomitable mothers, daughters, and sisters to resilient business owners and entrepreneurs, young girls with crazy dreams, and women of color who show no fear in the face of adversity or challenge.”

The event was star studded including Serena’s good friends Lala Anthony and Kim Kardashian were both there to show their support.  At the end of the show, Serena emerged from backstage dressed in matching black-and-white attire with her lovable 2-year-old daughter, Alexis Olympia.  It was beyond ADORABLE!!!

About S by Serena

Launched in 2018 by athlete, entrepreneur, mother and icon Serena Williams, S by Serena is an inclusive fashion collection for confident women of all ages. Featuring accessible, versatile pieces, the S by Serena line encourages women to express creativity and individuality through their fashion choices. Inspired by Williams’ love for fashion and vision to build a global community of dynamic women, the collection seamlessly brings these two concepts together through bold apparel including dresses, denim, jackets, leisure wear, tailored pieces and more. The collection is available exclusively online at serenawilliams.com and select pop up shops around the world. #BeSeenBeHeard

About STYLE360

Started in 2004, this modest fashion platform launched out of the gate as a stage for some of today’s leading fashion brand designers like Rodarte, Rebecca Minkoff, Patricia Fields, and Zaldy. Over the decade, and after a name change as well, STYLE360 New York Fashion Week has evolved into a launching pad for trending and celebrity designers such as Avril Lavigne, Daisy Fuentes, the Kardashians, Eva Longoria and Kristin Cavallari to name a few. Likewise, fashion industry elite supermodels have graced STYLE360’s stages and venues including Karolina Kurkova, Naomi Campbell, Carol Alt, Tyson Beckford, Kendall Jenner and Jessica White, as well as countless celebrities including the Kardashians, Brooke Burke, Brittany Snow, Gerard Butler, Chris Noth, Tommy Hilfiger, Lauren Conrad, Rosario Dawson, and dozens more. An element that always separates STYLE360 shows from the usual fashion week clutter, are the high-profile musical performances each Season. Highlights from the past ten years include performances by Austin Mahone, Wyclef Jean, Natasha Bedingfield, JoJo, Neon Trees, Cher Lloyd, Estelle and appearances by music legends like Richie Sambora, Slash, Kanye West, Ne-Yo, Pete Wentz, Rick Ross and many more.

About Klarna 

It’s all about smoooth (yes, with 3 ooo’s). Klarna is Europe’s leading payments provider and a newly-licensed bank, which wants to revolutionize the payment experience for shoppers and merchants alike. Founded in Stockholm, Sweden, in 2005, the fintech unicorn gives online consumers the option to pay now, pay later or over time – offering a trusted, frictionless and smoooth checkout experience. Klarna now works with 100,000 merchants to offer payment solutions to users across Europe and North America. Klarna has 2,000 employees and is active in 14 countries. www.klarna.com. @klarna.usa


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Beautiful Mother, Former Model, & Ex-Girlfriend of Diddy & Al. B. Sure…Kim Porter Passes Away at Age 47

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First FLM would like to send our prayers and condolences out to all of Kim Porter’s children, family, friends and her co-parenting partner Sean “Diddy” Combs.

As reported on TMZ, “Diddy’s rep Cindi Berger tells us, “Sadly, I can confirm the passing of Kim Porter. I ask that you give the families privacy at this time.”

TMZ, which first reported the news, said Porter went into cardiac arrest on Thursday at noon after suffering from pneumonia for several weeks, though her official cause of death has not yet been revealed.

Diddy and Porter have three children together. Christian Combs was born in 1998, followed by twin girls Jessie James and D’Lila. Porter also has a son, Quincy (named after her personal mentor, Quincy Jones), from a previous relationship with producer Al B. Sure!

 

Porter was born in Columbus, Ga., in 1971.  After graduating from Columbus High School in 1988, she moved to Atlanta to pursue a modeling career, appearing on the covers of Runway and Essence magazines. She appeared on several television shows as well.

 

This photo is the last time the whole family was together.  They all came together, including her exes…Diddy and Al B. Sure, to show support for her oldest on Quincy at last month’s premiere for his movie, “The Holiday Calendar.”

Photo Credit: Getty Images


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FLM’s “Celebrity News”…Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul, dies at age of 76

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 It saddens us to announce that today Thursday, August, 16, 2018…multiple Grammy award-winning singer, Aretha Franklin, has died at the age of 76.

Best known as the QUEEN OF SOUL with a career that span over seven decades, some of her greatest hits were the songs…. Respect, Think and I Say a Little Prayer.

Aretha Franklin was diagnosed with cancer in 2010.  Her publicist Gwendolyn Quinn said, “The cause of her death was advanced pancreatic cancer.  Funeral arrangements will be announced in the coming days.”

Franklin’s family said in a statement they had lost their “matriarch and rock”, adding: “We have been deeply touched by the incredible outpouring of love and support we have received from close friends, supporters and fans all around the world. Thank you for your compassion and prayers.”

  We honor her with a tribute of wonderful photos and this ABC News report…